Yonggang Ke

Yonggang Ke

Assistant Professor; Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Ke's research is highly interdisciplinary combining chemistry, biology, physics, material science, and engineering. The overall mission of his research is to use interdisciplinary research tools to program nucleic-acid-based "beautiful structures and smart devices" at nanoscale, and use them for scientific exploration and technological applications. Specifically, his team focuses on (1) developing new DNA self-assembly paradigms for constructing DNA nanostructures with greater structural complexity, and with controllable sizes and shapes; (2) developing new imaging or drug delivery systems based on DNA nanostructuresl; (3) exploring design of novel DNA-based nanodevices for understanding basic biological questions at molecular level; (4) developing DNA-templated protein devices for constructing artificial bio-reactors.

For cancer-related research/application, Dr. Ke will focus on using DNA/RNA nanostructures as drug delivery vehicles. He is also interested in using DNA/RNA nanostructures to study cancer cell biology at molecular level.



Office Location:
Emory HSRB E186

Ke Lab for Biomolecular Nanoengineering

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    Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University

    College of Engineering
    Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Design, Development and Delivery
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanomedicine
  • Optics & Photonics
  • Additional Research:
    • Molecular engineering
    • Nucleic acid self-assembly
    • Targeted imaging and delivery

    Research Affiliations: Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)

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